Ibis Barcelona Meridiana
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I love to stay at ibis Hotels, its always great.
It takes about 20min from the airport to the Hotel,which is in a built in a mall which is great from women :) Breakfast was nice the stuff was super friendly they tried to help us with everything.
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Yesterday we got up and had croissants for breakfast, as usual. Next we wandered over to the Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar. 'Santa Maria del Mar' means 'Saint Mary of the Sea'. It had really impressive stained glass windows, and unlike most churches of its time, it does not have an altar with Jesus on the cross on it. Instead it had Mary holding baby Jesus with a ship below them.
After that, we visited the Picasso Museum, which was more of an ...
... at 27%, with 50% of youths unemployed. However, Catalonia is sitting
at 16%). So it will be interesting to see the outcome of this movement- whether
Europe gains another country or not.
After the tour we went down to the Marina and went to the cinema to watch
“Unbroken” it was a pretty good film and interesting to see places near our
home disguised as California and Japan (we wondered whether the Spanish in the
audience could tell it ...
... of cathedrals built across Europe for the last thousand years, on the other it is thoroughly post modern with some flourishes the devout find disturbing.
With a little poetic license, the wise men to Mary's left in the photo strangely resemble Darth Vader's Imperial Star Fleet fighters in Star Wars. The faceless, crucified Jesus does not wear a loin cloth.
The Sagrada Familia is the No. 1 tourist attraction in all of ...
... were $5 and the beer was a whopping $8.50 and on top of all that they added sales tax. So my $12 to $15 lunch ended up costing me twice that..
Lesson learned and they won't catch me again.
Just an aside to say that If I go out for the day I have to take into account that for me to return to the place I'm staying I need to climb a small hill and then climb 100 stairs which then renders me incapable of leaving the place until the next day. Intrepid travel is hard ...
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